Christians didn’t start the war on religious liberty

The following comes from a July 18 story in Catholic Philly. History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He described Russian progressives, social democrats, and other fellow travelers as “useful idiots” – naïve allies in … [Read More...]

Two Cuban priests celebrate Mass for Ladies in White

The following comes from a July 20 story on Following 109 Sundays in which the Communist Cuban government had denied them entry to their local church, the Ladies in White dissident group received two Catholic priests to celebrate Mass in their headquarters on Monday. The two … [Read More...]

CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan nod of approval to AB 398 (Garcia, … [Read More...]

How to keep your soul intact while investigating Planned Parenthood

Daleiden has committed a kind of blasphemy. The following comes from a July 19 posting on The Stream by John Zmirak. To listen to the Daleiden interview, click here and scroll down to David Daleiden. Yesterday I had the pleasure and privilege of stepping in for Eric Metaxas. I … [Read More...]

Archbishop Paglia says Pontifical Academy for Life will pursue more diverse agenda

The following comes from a July 19 story on the Catholic Culture website. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that the Pontifical Academy has … [Read More...]

Riverside judge decries California state censorship

The following comes from a July 18 story in Pregnancy Help News. It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life medical … [Read More...]

Facebook blames glitch for pulling plug on Catholic pages

The following comes from an AP story published July 19 in USA Today. See July 18 story in California Catholic Daily. Facebook is blaming a technical glitch for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day. Catholic radio station … [Read More...]

Heaven and Hell are not places

The following comes from a July 18 story by Kimberly Porrazzo in the Orange County Catholic. It’s been hot outside. Some would say it’s been hot as hell. But how do we know hell is hot? And where, exactly, is hell anyway? I was curious what Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., and executive director of … [Read More...]

More than 20 Catholic pages blocked from Facebook

The following comes from a July 18 story on the Catholic News Agency website. In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are … [Read More...]

Judge orders David Daleiden to pay $137K to abortionists

The following comes from a July 18 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Yesterday Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David’s criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage … [Read More...]

Stockton bishop to visit 20 parishes between August and October

Non-Monetary Undertakings of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton Required Forums in the Settlement of Bankruptcy 2017 Weeknight Forums, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 8 St. Mary’s High School Wednesday August 9 St. Anne, Lodi Friday August 11 Cathedral of the Annunciation Wednesday … [Read More...]

“The Word Made Flesh”

Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park, parishioner Lisa Andrews had done a number of devotional paintings in her career as a fine artist, but never a portrait of Jesus before she was commissioned by the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Steubenville, Ohio, to do just that. “I was quite concerned that I do … [Read More...]

Oakland diocese sues cathedral builders, architects

Since it was completed in 2008, Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light has been hailed as an architectural marvel, but the same design and construction that has drawn such praise is also at the center of a legal dispute over defects including cracking concrete, faulty plumbing and other flaws that … [Read More...]

It would be like… killing my child!

Dear Pro-life friends,  Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more … [Read More...]